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Whenever our science guy Steve Spangler shows up with beakers and safety glasses, we know we’re in for another one of his chemistry lessons with a touch of science magic.

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MINAFIN GROUP

Global fine chemical manufacturer (CDMO) – Custom manufacturing – Proprietary syntheses of active ingredients – Proprietary building blocks – Regulatory services – Process development – Blends and formulations – Niche polymers & excipients – Thio/Seleno-chemistry • 6 R&D centers • 6 industrial sites – 2 in France, 1 in Belgium and 1 in Germany, all 4 FDA/EMA inspected – 2 in the USA • 5 trademarks: Minakem for pharmaceutical chemistry, Minasolve for cosmetic ingredients, Pennakem for sustainable chemistry, Minascent for demanding chemistry and Pressure Chemical for high-pressure & polymer chemistry

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Improving 3D Chemical Visualization of Subsurface Structures

Article | February 19, 2020

A Raman microscope combines a Raman spectrograph and a light microscope to gain chemical and structural information from materials down to the micron scale. Raman spectroscopy observes when the wavelength of light changes as it interacts with a molecule. The different wavelengths seen in Raman scattering can identify and study vibrational, rotational, and bending forces within chemical bonds of a molecule.

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Closing the loop: Real-time measurement of oil in water for process facilities

Article | February 19, 2020

When an oilfield’s reservoir pressure is depleted during primary recovery, additional oil can be recovered by recycling the produced water and injecting it back into the reservoir. Water management is critical for such water and water-alternating-gas (WAG) floods. In its Permian basin operations, Occidental recovers, recycles, and re-injects large volumes of water for its enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations. With real-time monitoring of oil in water (OiW) delivering reliable and continuous data, Occidental identified a way to optimize the recovery process and is working with NOV to expand the use of OiW monitoring equipment.

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The Trump EPA’s “Working Approach” to new chemical reviews is only working for the chemical industry

Article | February 19, 2020

The Trump EPA has worked very hard to render this long-awaited update of its approach to reviewing new chemicals under TSCA an empty exercise. Despite Administrator Wheeler’s promises in January 2019 to the contrary: EPA has still failed to provide any legal or scientific justification for its Working Approach. EPA provided no actual response to the many detailed comments it received on its 2017 framework, instead issuing a 1.5-page document that dismisses many of the comments merely as having “stemmed from a misunderstanding of the Agency’s intent.”

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Guyana-Suriname basin: Rise from obscurity to super potential

Article | February 19, 2020

Recent discoveries in the Guyana-Suriname basin attest to estimates of 10+ Bbbl of oil resources and more than 30 Tcf of gas.1 Like many oil & gas successes, this is a story that begins with early exploration success onshore, followed by a long period of exploration disappointment in coastal to shelf regions offshore, eventually culminating in deepwater success.

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MINAFIN GROUP

Global fine chemical manufacturer (CDMO) – Custom manufacturing – Proprietary syntheses of active ingredients – Proprietary building blocks – Regulatory services – Process development – Blends and formulations – Niche polymers & excipients – Thio/Seleno-chemistry • 6 R&D centers • 6 industrial sites – 2 in France, 1 in Belgium and 1 in Germany, all 4 FDA/EMA inspected – 2 in the USA • 5 trademarks: Minakem for pharmaceutical chemistry, Minasolve for cosmetic ingredients, Pennakem for sustainable chemistry, Minascent for demanding chemistry and Pressure Chemical for high-pressure & polymer chemistry

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